William Ruto has left the country for a 10-day tour of the United States and
the United Kingdom.
DP Ruto, who is
accompanied by Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi
among other leaders, is scheduled to speak at the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and at
the University of Arizona’s Washington Entrepreneurship Hub.
In a move that
analysts say aims at portraying the DP as a leader with deep international
connections, the second-in-command will meet officials of the State Department
and the Pentagon as well as the US Government National Security Council (NSC)
He is also expected to
engage in a conversation on foreign policy, the future of governance and
economic development in Kenya, East Africa, and the African continent.
Also, the DP is
expected to meet Kenyans in the US and the UK as part of popularizing his
August 9 presidential bid.
On the other hand,
Mudavadi who is being touted as a possible runningmate to the DP, will give an
address to Kenyans living in the diaspora in a bid to drum up support for his
The duo is accompanied
by the Second Lady Rachel Ruto, Narok Governor Josphat Nanok, his Kwale
counterpart Governor Salim Mvuryan and Kirinyaya’s Anne Waiguru.
Some of the MPs in the
delegation include: Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin
Gishu. Others are Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu),
Kimani Ichungw’a (Kikuyu) Alice Wahome.
Garissa Township MP
Aden Duale, Kilifi North’s Owen Baya, Soipan Tuya (Narok), Vihiga Woman
Representative Beatrice Adagala, as well as aides & support staff from
Office of Deputy President are also in the trip.
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